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Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): The Latest

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OVERVIEW:

The Coronavirus Disease 2019 or COVID-19 (formerly referred to as 2019 Novel Coronavirus or 2019-nCoV) is a new respiratory virus that was first identified in Wuhan, China in December of 2019. The City of Boston and BPHC have extended the public health emergency declaration until further notice

Boston's Latest Numbers (As of January 27, 2021): (Updated Monday-Friday)

  • 52,139 confirmed cases 

  • 45,310 recovered

  • 1,140 deaths


Boston Race/Ethnicity Case Data: 

(Updated Monday-Friday)

Race/Ethnicity

Known Cases

Percentage of Known Cases

Asian/PI

2,572

6%

Black/African-American

11,261

24%

Latinx/Hispanic

14,325

31%

Other

3,240

7%

White

14,986

32%

Total Race/Ethnicity Identified Cases in Boston

46,384

89.0% of total cases in Boston have known Race/Ethnicity data

Total Cases in Boston 

52,139

 


Boston Race/Ethnicity Death Data: 

(Updated Monday-Friday)

Race/Ethnicity

Deaths

Percentage of Known Deaths

Asian/PI

86

8%

Black/African-American

376

33%

Latinx/Hispanic

136

12%

Other

36

3%

White

504

44%

Total Race/Ethnicity Identified Deaths in Boston

1,138

99.8% of total deaths in Boston have known Race/Ethnicity data

Total Deaths in Boston

1,140

 


Although complete data on race and ethnicity among COVID-19 positive cases in Boston residents has not been reported to the City of Boston, the Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC) is actively working to collect available data for public release.

NOTE: Information on race and ethnicity data is collected and reported by multiple entities and may or may not reflect self-reporting by the individual case. A classification of "missing" indicates that no reporter knew the race and ethnicity of the individual, the individual refused to provide the information, or that the originating reporting system does not capture the information. "Other" indicates multiple races or another race that is not listed above.

Click HERE for the latest COVID-19 Core Metrics: 01-26-2021

These are the core metrics critical to inform response leadership. BPHC and the City of Boston use this data to monitor the progress of the City's response, to guide decision making and to shape our response moving forward during the COVID-19 pandemic.   Click here for archived COVID-19 Metrics reports. The next update will be 01-30-2021.

All Boston Testing Data - Cumulative Community Positivity

The "Cumulative Community Positivity" calculation counts each individual person one time (their first negative, their first positive), regardless of the number of times an individual is tested, to assess the level of COVID-19 infection in the City and neighborhoods since the start of the pandemic. College ordered testing included. (As of January 21, 2021). The next update will be 01-30-2021.

NEIGHBORHOOD

​NUMBER TESTED

OF TESTED, CUMULATIVE % POSITIVE​

TESTING RATE PER 100,000 RESIDENTS​

East Boston - 02128

33,249

18.6%

70,852.6

Dorchester - 02122, 02124

43,589

​16.6%

53,893.4

Hyde Park - 02136

20,753

16.0%

60,640.5

Dorchester - 02121, 02125

40,048

15.9%

62,305.3

Mattapan - 02126

14,045

​14.8%

47,463.8

Roslindale - 02131

19,823

12.9%

58,698.3

West Roxbury - 02132

16,586

10.8%

58,223.0

South Boston - 02127, 02210

30,733

10.7%

76,652.4

Roxbury - 02119, 02120

37,556

10.5%

87,082.3

South End - 02111, 02118 

32,189

7.8%

90,024.1

C​harlestown - 02129 

12,519

7.5%

64,484.4

Jamaica Plain - 02130

31,276

7.2%​

77,459.9

Allston/Brighton - 02163, 02134, 02135 

53,559

6.6%​

80,437.0

Back Bay, Beacon Hill, West End, Downtown, & North End - 02108, 02114, 02116, 02199, 02222, 02109, 02110, 02113​

42,437

5.5%​

76,157.1

Fenway - 02115, 02215

71,901

2.7%​

131,381.2

Boston

​ 526,242

9.7%

77,455.4

*N/A = Unable to calculate due to small counts (N<5)

Neighborhood Testing Data - Current Community Positivity

The "Current Community Positivity" calculation counts each individual person one time within 7 days to better assess the current level of COVID-19 infection in the City and neighborhoods. Excludes college-ordered testing. (January 15-21). The next update will be 01-30-21.

NEIGHBORHOOD

​NUMBER TESTED

POSITIVE 
TESTS

% POSITIVE

Dorchester - 02122, 02124

3,315

346

10.4%

Roxbury - 02119, 02120

1,941

195

10.0%

Mattapan - 02126

1,210

121

10.0%

East Boston - 02128

2,545

252

9.9%

Dorchester - 02121, 02125

2,873

283

9.9%

Hyde Park - 02136

1,847

158

8.6%

Roslindale - 02131

1,668

121

7.3%

South Boston - 02127, 02210

2,637

167

6.3%

West Roxbury - 02132

1,637

98

6.0%

Charlestown - 02129

1,177

64

5.4%

South End - 02111, 02118

2,023

103

5.1%

Jamaica Plain - 02130

2,678

120

4.5%

Fenway - 02115, 02215

1,295

58

4.5%

Allston/Brighton - 02163, 02134, 02135

3,438

151

4.4%

Back Bay, Beacon Hill, West End, Downtown, & North End - 02108, 02114, 02116, 02199, 02222, 02109, 02110, 02113

3,581

138

3.9%

Boston

34,752

2,397

6.9%

*N/A = Unable to calculate due to small counts (N<5)


Click here for the BPHC 01-21-2021 Weekly COVID-19 Report

Number of deaths at long-term care facilities: 457 (Updated weekly: 01-25-2021)

ABOUT OUR RESPONSE:

Since January, BPHC and Boston EMS have taken extensive steps to prepare for a potential outbreak of COVID-19.

BPHC is engaging in daily communications with the CDC, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH), City of Boston departments and other community partners to make sure we have the latest information on guidance, best practices and recommendations. BPHC will provide updated information on this website and on our social media channels as it becomes available.

We are confident the City of Boston continues to be ready for a safe and effective response as the situation develops.

HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT COVID-19?

Visit the BPHC Main COVID-19 Page

Call 311 or 211

Call the Mayor's Healthline: 

617-534-5050 or Toll-Free: 1-800-847-0710

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website on COVID-19

Massachusetts Department of Public Health website on COVID-19


Media Contact: 

Caitlin McLaughlin 

cmclaughlin@bphc.org 

(857-393-0002)

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